5 Bike Tours in Scottish Borders That You Shouldn't Miss

June 21, 2021 Fernanda Pittenger

A short distance from Edinburgh is a landscape strewn with sturdy hill forts, ancient castles and ruined abbeys that hints at the tumult of the past. It's quite at odds with the picturesque rolling, if windswept, sheep-studded hills and quiet valleys that make all seem agreeably placid to today’s visitor. At its heart are the ruins of four medieval abbeys with Jedburgh, the most complete, the best to visit first for its insights into monastic life. Of the others, Melrose is both the pick of the bunch, and also close to Abbotsford, the sometime home of the Romantic novelist Sir Walter Scott, and a splendid receptacle for his engrossing collection of historical curios. There are fine country houses to visit, notably Mellerstain for its exquisite Robert Adam interiors, and Manderston, the enjoyable swan song of the Edwardian Country House. Anglers should note that the River Tweed is also one of Scotland’s finest salmon-fishing rivers.

1. Go-Where Scotland

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Since 2009 we've shown riders the best places for mountain biking in Scotland - let us help you uncover those elusive off-piste ‘secret’ trails and ancient tracks deep amongst the forests and glens of Scotland. Hook up with our friendly, expert guides who know Scotland inside and out.

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Dirt School (Mountain Bike Coaching)

We are one of the UK's longest serving coaching companies. Our courses have been carefully developed to allow you to access all of our knowledge in in friendly, practical and easy to understand ways. Progress through our classes from Getting Started (beginner) to Ride the Impossible (expert) or choose the level that right for you right now. We also offer one to one and group coaching.

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Tweed Valley Guides

It’s our mission to give you an amazing riding trip here in the Tweed Valley and share with you the best trails in Scotland (and therefore the world)! All of our guides are qualified mountain bike leaders with valid first aid certificates and have extensive knowledge of the trail network here.

4. Tweed E-Bike Hire

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Tweed E-Bike Hire

Local, affordable e-Bike hire. Available for short or long term hire to enjoy the beautiful Borders attractions and scenery. Local delivery to your accommodation.

5. AC Cycling Services

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Cycle training, guided cycle routes, transport to trail centres and a route planning/luggage transfer/cycling support service for anyone planning any cycling adventures in Scotland.

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